Columbia Gorge Community College

Tel: (541)506-6000
  • Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.
School Highlights
  • Columbia Gorge Community College serves 991 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Columbia Gorge Community College is the only community colleges within Wasco County, OR.
  • The nearest community college is Mt Hood Community College (58.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
Columbia Gorge Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff105 staff
Columbia Gorge Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 991 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment991 students2,071 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
Columbia Gorge Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students356 students844 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students635 students1,227 students
Columbia Gorge Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Columbia Gorge Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Columbia Gorge Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Columbia Gorge Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Columbia Gorge Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Columbia Gorge Community College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Columbia Gorge Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Columbia Gorge Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Columbia Gorge Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.53
Columbia Gorge Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Columbia Gorge Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,800
Columbia Gorge Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2010)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,636$5,223
Columbia Gorge Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,636$8,497
Columbia Gorge Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%82%
Columbia Gorge Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$15,375
Columbia Gorge Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,156$6,156
Columbia Gorge Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $8,497 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.